For acid lovers in their red wine, this $20-25 bottle is phenomenal. Acid, pickled red fruit, unripe fruit, soft tannins, minerality, it’s all there. It’s almost as if Beaujolais and Champagne (the sour and creamy mouthfeel of a champagne) had a lovechild. Trousseau is a grape originated in Jura, France. This is a super food friendly wine, but I am drinking without food and it’s very easy finish a bottle on your own… — 2 years ago
If you drink a lot of pleasant, simple wine (like I do), the first complex wine in a while can wake the sense like a Wim Hoff ice bath. Le Petit Ducru is also a due reminder that I should drink more Bordeaux.
Intense, rich, layered. Pours velvet ribbons of violet tinted motor oil. About 100 layers of aromatics - cassis, syrupy blackberries, leather, coffee, milk chocolate. Big juicy grippy tannin. Flavors of dark cherry plum, mocha, laden with minerals and juicy berries. Real symphony on hand. — 2 years ago
Vega Sicilia’s entry-level red, 100% Tempranillo from 30 years old vineyards in Padilla, Valbuena de Duero y Pesquera de Duero. Modern-style Ribera del Duero. Aged in French oak barrels for 12-14 months. Dark ruby color. Complex nose with aromas of red and dark fruit (dark cherry, ripe blackberries), smoke, mint, sweet spices and a whiff of vanilla. Pure, fresh and juicy. Medium to full bodied, silky, very elegant, balanced. Good acidity — 2 years ago
Second excellent super aged wine in a couple of weeks. First the $11.99 1978 Ch Beaucastel CDP and now the 1982 Calon Sequr, don’t have a price on this as it was an anniversary gift from my wife but sure not anywhere close to the current vintage costs. Anyway, the color was bright and clear and no brick edge at all. The nose and taste were complex with herbs, dried cherries and some pencil lead & cedar. Very smooth drinking with no hard edges and a very nice long finish. I opened, decanted and tasted right away and it seemed quite closed. Had with dinner about 3 hours later and it was all there. Kept a bit in the glass and had that after the boring Eagles game and no changes. I would not hold this wine any longer and why would you anyway, drink up and enjoy. Why do some 44 and 40 year old wines hold so well when others fade away so early? — 2 years ago